"Morning News," a Chinese live program, introduced Xiaoice as a trainee anchor last Tuesday, where it took charge of the daily weather report. Microsoft's artificial intelligence took over. The company says it calls on smart cloud technologies and Big Data to learn about and interpret weather readings and then deliver reports. The AI is human-like, scoring 4.32 out of 5 in linguistic naturalness tests, per Microsoft. For comparison, humans have an average score of 4.76.